How to know when to update your commercial kitchen equipment

Kitchen technology evolves over time and it’s a worthwhile exercise to review the performance and efficiency of your commercial kitchen equipment at least once a year. Updating your equipment has a number of benefits: Reduction in energy bills and C02 emissions Reduction in prep and service time (automation) Increased food quantities/output Improved food quality Combined, the investment can increase footfall, customer satisfaction, revenue and sustainability into the future. Key equipment to be diligent about include your fridges/freezers, ovens, ware washing machines and ventilation systems. Look for the following signs and considerations to know when to update your equipment: Wear and... Read More

Is your commercial kitchen energy efficient?

Having an energy efficient commercial kitchen is essential to the profitable running of a business, whether a restaurant, hotel or sports club. It can also be a selling point to environmentally conscious consumers and is achieved most thoroughly through a modern kitchen redesign and install. How do you know if your current kitchen is energy efficient? Do you pay high bills for electricity, water or gas? Are you noticing low performance from your equipment? Is your equipment outdated? Do you have non-LED bulbs? Complete an audit of the following areas and if you have any queries or require catering equipment... Read More

The Greyhound Project Press Coverage

Indigo were recently featured in ‘Premier Hospitality’ magazine for our work at The Greyhound Cafe.  Article Below: Indigo Catering Equipment Ltd is a kitchen design and installation specialist, working on cutting edge projects throughout the hospitality sector. The company was founded in September 2013 and within the last five years has built up an enviable portfolio of projects. Clients include Greyhound Group, Elite Hotels, Brighton University, Muriel’s Kitchen, Salvation Army, Harvey’s Brewery and East & West Sussex County Councils, amongst others. Most recently, Indigo Catering Equipment Ltd worked alongside the architect and main building contractor on the Greyhound Café project... Read More

2018: Is it time to refurb your kitchen?

At Indigo Catering Equipment we regularly carry out on-site reviews of existing commercial kitchens in restaurants, hotels, and universities. During our checks, we assess the benefits and cost savings of upgrading for our potential clients and are experts at judging the right time for refurbishment. As we’re now in the new year, is 2018 the time to refurb your commercial kitchen? Ask yourself the following questions and get in touch with our team, operating throughout London and the South East, on 01323 843447. Do you have high energy bills? We can provide you with energy efficient catering equipment Replace your... Read More

Organising your commercial kitchen for peak times

Commercial kitchens in restaurants and hotels will all experience peak times where demand is high, staff are stretched and the focus is on keeping up quality service for customers. Whilst it can get stressful, peak times are great for business and profits. Christmas, New Year, Easter and catering special events such as birthdays and work parties all need to be considered in how you organise your kitchen. Through advanced planning and expert design, refits or specific upgrades can make these times easier to handle successfully. Benefits of organisation Faster service Happier staff and customers Positive reviews/reputation Earning repeat business Here’s... Read More

Meet Joe, our Apprentice

The official definition for an apprentice is “a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages”. My favourite thing about being an apprentice is having such a good mixture of freedom and responsibility at the same time. What I mean by this is I have the freedom that comes with being an adult and working full time; I earn my own money, pay for my own food – and most importantly have complete freedom to spend my money on what I like. Furthermore, the responsibility; this is... Read More

Celebrating Three Years and Recent Press Coverage

This year Indigo Catering Equipment celebrated three years in business, building a brand based on over twenty years experience in the industry. It’s been a time to celebrate and we were proud to be featured on the front cover of Catering Insight discussing our approach to commercial kitchens. In the interview, owner Christian Barnes discussed our specialisms in restaurants, hotels and kitchens in schools and universities with a fresh approach. Having crafted a range of bespoke kitchens whilst training new staff, it’s been a rewarding three years. Barnes states, “We wanted to create a full service business for commercial kitchens... Read More

April 2017: A Busy Time at Indigo Catering Equipment

In the last few months we have enjoyed working on a range of commercial kitchens and have been continuing to grow as a company. We completed the installation of St Peters Catholic School, Leatherhead; working in conjunction with Fowlers Construction, Felce and Guy Architects and Surrey County Council. St. Peter’s Catholic School Our team was heavily involved with the project from start to finish and are particularly proud of extraction system that was installed as it involved a very large air handling unit on the roof. The school was delighted with the new kitchen when we handed it back to... Read More